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FILME

In a Whisper

În șoaptă

68 films in 10 categories
Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández
Spania, Franța, Elveția, Cuba
80'


2019
Photo Film

V.O.

Spanish, French

subtitles

Romanian, English

Original Title

Tickets

A media voz

CATEGORY

WHICH WAY HOME?

synopsis

“A media voz” could translate to “a soft voice,” that space between normal tone of voice and whisper. Aside from the impossibility of a faithful translation, in this film made by two Cuban directors the temperate voice inflections become a musical score connecting the leitmotif of the exile with the theme of fear, absence and longing with the permanent wound of being uprooted. Their dialogue is both essay and journal, an intimate correspondence that unveils, one by one, memories of a sunlit childhood and stories of a new life, so that the entire film essentially becomes an attempt to catch up with lost time. From a shared dream, cinema is also broken in two, transposing into two distinct paths with their departure from native Cuba, where both journeys began and the source of all their disillusionment.
In the film, the essence of language lies in the lack of communication, in how all things left unsaid become a rhetoric of reunion, whose very core is the distance between Heidi and Patricia, the ineffable that fills the space between them. (by Andreea Chiper)

* Adopted by: JRS România

awards and festivals

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2019 - Best of Fest - Best feature-length Film

distributor

Habanero Film Sales

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Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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